Malama Pu‘uloa is the primary program of Hui o Ho‘ohonua
Hui o Ho`ohonua (HOH) is a 501 (c)3 non-profit created by members of the `Ewa community. Our primary mission is to end the perpetuation of historical trauma to the land, water, and people in the `Ewa Moku. The development of our mission was motivated by our observations of environmental neglect and pollution in Pearl Harbor (Pu`uloa), as well as the social needs of the people who live in the surrounding moku. We are best described as a community stewardship networking organization. We started the Mālama Pu`uloa movement which includes the complete restoration of the sacred Pu`uloa (Pearl Harbor) starting with the streams, wetlands, shores, and historic fishponds at Kapapapuhi Point Park.
Since 2016, we have been engaging community members and school groups to participate in service learning work days at Pouhala Marsh and at Kapapapuhi Point park. Through our Mālama Pu`uloa program, we have engaged nearly 4500 volunteers. We are empowering and connecting groups of all ages in our community to create positive change cultivating a strong sense of stewardship, pride and kuleana in our community.
Impossible Is Where We Start
Nā Hopena Ā`o - teaching and learning. We humbly acknowledge that we have a lot to learn and have a responsibility to share what we learn with our community.
Hana - work and that which feeds the soul. We serve our community and believe in the value of working on the ground alongside our community members and partners.
Pilina - binding together and connected. We create and value partnerships as our goals require the work of many. We also value and nurture the relationships within our organization.
Faith- HOH808 shall maintain the faith of a child in accomplishing the impossible.
Honor- HOH808 shall honor every citizen with dignity and selfless service.
Integrity- HOH808 shall conduct business ethically and professionally.
About Our Name
Hui o Ho`ohonua
"hui" - a group of people united for a purpose
"ho`ohonua" - making the earth (that which sustains us) pono (setting things to right - as they should be)
Actions Speak Louder Than Words
Watch the video below to see a key way in which we work.
Mahalo to our Blue Zones partner for creating it!